Speech Language Pathologist - Inpatient - Aurora - PRN

Acute care setting with medically complex patients. This position includes a commitment to two weekend days per month. Must have at least one year previous experience providing direct care with patients in the acute care setting. Must be independent with dysphagia clinical evaluations, modified barium swallow studies and dysphagia treatment. FEES and electrical stimulation for swallowing competency preferred.
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Summary - Speech Language Pathologist - Aurora, CO
Evaluates and treats patient populations for therapy needs.
Job duties
Performs and documents initial and ongoing assessments of patient's condition.
Establishes a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities and desires.
Educates the patient and family/caregiver about patient deficits.
Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services and treatment setting.
Provides information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and support programs. Supervises and delegates the care provided by therapy assistants according to established licensing laws, state regulations and practice standards.
Requirements
Master's degree in Speech Pathology or Communication Disorders.
Current certification with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to practice Speech Pathology required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course).
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